Contributed by Michael Ray, solutions architect for VAZATA.
With the widespread move by governments to implement cloud solutions, it begs the question of what the key motivator is for such unprecedented interest in a new technology. Studies report that 70 percent of government entities have either already implemented a cloud solution or are working on a strategy to do so.
The most obvious reason is a relative no-brainer – cost savings in a big way. Much lower capital investments are involved with cloud computing, so cloud solutions are extremely attractive in light of current economic conditions and the need to cut costs so drastically.
VAZATA’s vStructure™ infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform continues to help federal agencies fulfill their mission to migrate to an efficient and economical government cloud security platform. Our expertise in providing the backbone and enterprise-level tools for robust cloud infrastructure solutions gives government agencies the ability to fulfill their mission to access the best in managed hosting, flexible storage solutions and mission critical disaster recovery.
Cloud computing and cloud managed hosting is also responsible for another important economical aspect – new job creation. In a recent study performed by IDC, it’s predicted that cloud computing will generate nearly 14 million jobs globally by 2015. In addition, IT innovation empowered by the cloud could help drive business revenue by $1.1 trillion by the same year. This would inevitably lead to a rise in jobs across multiple fields.*
The bottom line is this: the cloud is here to stay, so it’s simply a matter of determining which components are best suited for your organization’s needs. The migration path from a traditional colocation model to a sophisticated, secure and scalable cloud solution is easier than you might think.